December 10, 2010 // By: Daniel Hardt
MISAPOR, a Swiss manufacturer of construction materials, uses an SAP Business One installation augmented with an integrated Web client and mobile ERP access. For the integrated mobile solution, coresystems AG took home gold in the 2010 Best of Swiss Silverlight awards, which are handed out every year by Microsoft and the Best of Swiss Web Association.
Using their laptops and smartphones, MISAPOR employees can access a portal that resembles an online store to coordinate material orders and shipments. Each country can connect its own ERP system, and the solution automatically stores orders in the corresponding country’s SAP client.
Every field sales employee processes orders according to the same procedure through the solution’s Silverlight interface. Meanwhile, MISAPOR’s workforce uses coresuite mobile to call up business data whenever necessary, such as on their iPhones. The information is also available offline and can be updated at any time through the coresuite cloud.
Customers willing to replace their outdated ERP systems – even those developed in-house – with a modern SAP solution now have another reason to switch in Steeb GmbH’s recovery premium. The company is offering to deduct up to 25% of the cost of the system replaced from the price of the customer’s SAP licenses.
With banks still proving reluctant to issue loans despite the ever-improving atmosphere in Germany’s economy, this offer represents Steeb’s effort to provide companies with an incentive to invest in IT. Those interested have until December 31, 2010 to take advantage.
In Open Text Everywhere, Open Text – a major provider of enterprise content management solutions – recently introduced a client application for iPhone and iPad at its own user conference, Content World, in Washington, D.C. Its customers can use the application to access functions in Open Text ECM Suite 2010, whose authorization concept and logging methods provide for secure end-to-end communication.
A version for BlackBerry is also available. The integration of Open Text Everywhere into Open Text Content Server is intended to minimize the cost of implementation, maintenance, and support. In addition to just content, the application provides search and workflow functions; enhancements and support for further mobile platforms are also pending.